Copy of statement released by Joe Fontana earlier today:
Please be advised Mayor Fontana is announcing he will resign as Mayor of London. He will hold a Media Conference on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Mayor Fontana says, “I am taking this step out of respect for the office of the Mayor, the people of London and our judicial system. Over the next two days I will be speaking with fellow Council members and City staff to ensure a smooth transition for whomever takes the interim Mayor’s position.”
Details regarding time and location of the Media Conference will be provided on Thursday morning by email.
Mayor Fontana will not be taking interviews prior to Thursday.
- London mayor announces he will resign (CTV London)
- London Mayor Joe Fontana resigning Thursday (London Free Press)
- Joe Fontana Resigning As London, Ont., Mayor In Wake Of Criminal Convictions (Canadian Press, via Huffington Post. Via Montreal Gazette.)